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Cup and saucer

Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Doccia (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790 - ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Doccia porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr John George Joicey

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 24, shelf 6 []

Physical description

Cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded.

Place of Origin

Doccia (made)


ca. 1790 - ca. 1850 (made)


Doccia porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Descriptive line

Cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain, Doccia porcelain factory, Doccia, cup ca. 1790, saucer 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

81. Cup and saucer with Saxony-type
cup circa 1790; saucer 19th century
hard-paste porcelain with tin-glaze painted
in colours and gold
cup h 7 cm; saucer diam. 12,5 cm
underneath the saucer “GINORI” and the
number 18 impressed
inv: C.1709&A-1919
gift: Mr John George Joicey
The tall slender cup and the saucer which does not match it are decorated with Saxony-type decorations in colours and gilding. The decorations consist of scenes of rural life that are based on engravings of landscapes mostly from the Veneto region. For the cup a date of around 1790 is proposed on account of the type of “ear-shaped” handle which appears at Doccia around the last quarter of the 18th century (GINORI LISCI 1963, p. 239-240, n. 3), when it replaces the “Neapolitan-style” handle (see cat. 79). The presence of an impressed mark on the saucer suggests that it was made in the 19th century. It is generally believed that the impressed “GINORI” mark was used between 1820 and 1860 (GINORI LISCI 1963, p. 320- 321, ill. I), but it may have been used even before this. The same mark is found on cream ware objects made by the factory as imitations of Wedgwood, for example a veilleuse in a private collection (CHIOSTRINI MANNINI 2001, p. 58, fig. III.14). For further historical information on the Saxony-type decoration, see cat. 78, and for the central decoration, see cat. 98-102.
Bibliography: unpublished

p. 97, Cat.81
Frescobaldi Malenchini, Livia ed. With Balleri, Rita and Rucellai, Oliva, ‘Amici di Doccia Quaderni, Numero VII, 2013, The Victoria and Albert Museum Collection’, Edizioni Polistampa, Firenze, 2014

Labels and date

Cup And Saucer
Mark: 'Ginori' on the saucer
ITALY (DOCCIA); about 1765
J. C. Joicey Bequest
C.1709 & A-1919
(Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995) [ca. 1995]


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Girl; Scrollwork; Horse; Man


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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